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Parkbrae Estate

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East Yorkshire
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Stayed for two nighst en route from Dunedin to Christchurch. Accommodation was roomy and comfortable but found the heating wasn't really adequate to cope with the particularly cold frosty nights we encountered. The stting was perfect with a short walk into the village and a choice of some very good value restaurants. Had problems with wi-fi connection but could not...

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely comments as we value honest opinions! We appreciate you patience regarding internet access and were happy all worked out in the end. We were delighted to have you with us and really look forward to another visit in the near future :-) Best wishes, Patricia Baptista

Korumburra
Reviewed 5 November 2012

The cottage Aldourie Lodge is fantastic, exactly what you see on the internet. Communications between Graeme/Patricia and I were great and responses were very quick, we had three nights in lovely peaceful surrounds. Magnificent views from the lounge/dining area, the cottage is very comfortable and above all clean. Coffee and the views are great at the Mt John Observatory, allow...

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Hi Stewart, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely comments! We so appreciate not only your opinion but that you wanted to share your experience! We are just delighted that all of you enjoyed your stay with us and that you will return once more to our little paradise by the lake! Until then, best...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2012

Wanting to stay in Lake Tekapo but with no prior booking we started to look around at what was on offer. We luckily stumbled over Parkbrae Estate when we arrived, late in the afternoon. The owner invited us to have a look at two available houses on the estate and we instantly fell in love with the first one. It's...

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such lovely comments about our property. Parkbrae Estate and Garden Cottage are truly special! Graeme and Carolyn Murray have devoted over 20 years to landscaping this stunning garden and choosing all the interesting and quaint items in each house. Thus making each stay unique! We are delighted you have enjoyed...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2012

I chose this accomodation primarily for the location and it lived up to it. What I saw on the website was exactly what I saw when I got there, regrettably for one night only. Magnificent views, warm and cosy place, the children were happy playing in the house and out on the Tussock, and my husband and I were happy...

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Dear Ruth, Thank you so much for taking the time to express your satisfaction with Parkbrae Estate here on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and that your expectations were met. We are very lucky with our location and our gardens are simply stunning!!! It would be great to have you visit us again and we are would...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 October 2012

We were going to stay at Omarama but it was booked out, the lady at the Tekapo information center said this was available, it was excellent. The cottage was cute, quaint and clean, well appointed and comfortable. We really enjoyed our 2 nights, plus the trip to the Hermitige and then the Mt John Observatory at night. And McKenzies dog!

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Dear Lindy, Thank you so much for your lovely comments and for taking the time to write your review. We are so delighted you enjoyed your stay and we love to welcome you again to our little paradise by the Lake. Love the photo, by the way ;-) Best wishes, Patricia Baptista

Wollongong
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Our family stayed at Parkbrae on a 14 day road trip around NZ in the middle of winter. It was so wonderfuly staying at Parkbrae - the house was warm and cosy, had an extraordinary view from the front window, all mod cons and a bedroom for everyone. We had morning tea at the Mount John Observatory - a fabulous...

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Hi Ros, Thank you so much for such lovely comments and for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. Aldourie is a very special cottage and we are delighted you found a home there. That is exactly what we love hearing :-D We would love to welcome you once more to our little paradise by the lake, so...

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 19 July 2012

We had the most amazing time at Parkbrae and we are so grateful to Patricia, Graeme, and Carolyn for all of their help! We were married by Graeme on the lake and Patricia helped us set up the most amazing dinner that was catered at Aldourie Lodge after our wedding (best meal we had in all of New Zealand!!!) For...

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Thank you Randy for your lovely comments! In all honesty, it was a pleasure to have you, Kerri and your family and friends with us! We loved your energy and kindness! It was wonderful to be part of your special day and we just hope you can visit us again! Maybe when the family is a bit bigger ;-) We...

Charlotte
Reviewed 19 July 2012

My wife and I chose Parkbrae Estates for our Wedding initially because of the value it offered over other accomodations in Lake Tekapo to sleep 8 adults comfortably. We weren't even remotely prepared for the degree of hospitality and genuine kindness which Patricia, Carolyn, and Graeme gave us! Their suggestions, help, and attentiveness singlehandedly made our wedding and wedding day...

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Hi Randy, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Apologies for only now thanking you but I seemed to have missed it somehow... We so enjoyed having you all here and the wedding photos you have sent are just stunning!! Thank you so much! Delighted you won't forget us and make sure you...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Just spent 3 days in the Garden studio and it was great! Roomy and comfy enough for 2 adults and 1 child, perfectly located, super quiet, very clean and warm, with a very decent hot pressure shower (which is not always the case in NZ) and lovely, friendly, helpful and accommodating owners!! Can't wait to be back!!!

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Merci Sandrine for your lovely comments! It is a real pleasure to have guests like yourselves and we would be delighted to welcome you back to our little paradise by the Lake! So please, keep us posted. A bientot! Patricia Baptista

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 June 2012

It's a excellent place to stay for holiday, travel, etc. Good location, good facilities, good people there. Just want to say I definitely will come back and stay there again. Ron P.S. my family lived in Garden Studio

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Patricia B, Manager at Parkbrae Estate, responded to this review

Hi Ron, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your great comments here, on Trip Advisor! We were delighted to meet you and your family! We were all very impressed with your kindness and lovely energy! Please don't be a stranger and return for a visit soon! All the best, Patricia Baptista

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Parkbrae Estate is so much more than a stay... it is an experience! Preferred by so many due to its unique style cottages and units (apartments), peaceful surroundings and privileged location! No doubt the spot in Tekapo! Only a stone's throw away from the stunning turquoise lake and a few steps from the Church of Good Shepherd and Collie Dog Statue, Tekapo's best known icons!! When at Parkbrae Estate, wake up to breathtaking scenery or warm up by the fire on a cold winter night... stroll through the gardens with camera in hand soaking up the morning light... sit on the balcony with a book or a glass of the finest NZ wine...wait until the stars come out in the mesmerizing night sky and make a wish... or two... Perfect for romantic getaways, family holidays, weddings, gatherings or just an excuse to treat yourself!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Parkbrae Estate

Address: Sealy Street, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range: €143 - €245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Take a coffee plunger and some ice trays.”
hazza2016, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The upstairs rooms all have a wonderful outlook.”
The_Wise_Kiwi, 20 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Choose Aldourie Lodge for sure if you're travelling with a big family.”
Jennifer0823, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“No rooms, just a house (Church House)”
reisverslaafde, 24 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Don't bother with the Garden Studio-look elsewhere!”
williamwQ3481UT, 26 Nov 2014 | Read review
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